Whenever I want to check an already opened page (when switching between tabs or applications), Internet Explorer reloads the page. As a consequence, I can't keep opened pages without internet access. Is there a way to prevent this ?

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    You can reproduce this switching from one tab to another a fraction of a minute? I'm experienced many apps opened for a long time are doing a refresh like they had been open again. Apr 20 '14 at 16:12
  • Indeed, just switching to anything then immediatly coming back makes ie reload the page.
    – merours
    Apr 20 '14 at 19:29
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    It does this because memory (RAM) gets low from using multiple apps, so web pages must be unloaded - I assume pinning the website to the Start Screen has no affect? how about taking a screenshot? Apr 20 '14 at 21:05
  • I tried without any opened applications, it keeps doing the same. Regarding screenshots, what would you like to see ?
    – merours
    Apr 21 '14 at 8:13
  • @fxm I think Neil was suggesting that you'd take a screenshot of the page before connection is lost, so that you can still have a look at the page once offline. It might be a handy hack for some cases but of course it comes with quite a severe limitation: no scrolling of content.
    – Crono
    Apr 24 '14 at 17:18

Tabs that you've used stay in memory as long as Internet Explorer stays in memory (i.e. it shows in the list when pressing, and holding the back button). If the Internet Explorer falls off the list of running applications, the open tabs are preserved, but are refreshed the next time you use them - this is the same behaviour as the desktop version (and, for that matter, for competitor browsers, such as Firefox on the desktop)


Why it reloads the page. For once see it from Mobile's point of view.

Why purge previous page : If it is not having to reload the page then it has to hold the page data somewhere into memory and keep a pointer/object busy into stack. Meaningfully more memory will be used and phone will be prone to hanged. To avoid such a tragedy that your window's phone getting hanged/freeze Microsoft has not allowed this. This is an advantage.

Alternative solution : You can use Mozilla's firefox web browser in your windows phone. This browser keep the hold of previous loaded page. It will suite your need but still might get hanged. Hope you understand the compromise on memory.

Windows phone are famous for their UX(user experience) UI(design etc) fast and fluid experience.


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